Now that I have been using Posterous full time now for a few weeks, I have nothing but positive things to say about it, but there is one thing I have not quite figured out yet: This discrepency between how many views Posters says my posts have compared to what Google Analytics says.
Now, I know that Posterous addresses this in their help blog:
How are site and post views calculated?
There are many things that trigger a “view” for a post and a site: viewing the blog triggers a view for all posts visible on that page. In addition, a view will be triggered by the blog post page itself, the RSS feed, and http://posterous.com/explore. View counts are updated every five minutes.
Ok, I get that. There should be some discrepancy. Some. But look at what Gogle Analytics says about a post I made last week:
14 views since I posted it. Now, compare that to what Posterous says for number of views:
9316 views! That is a huge difference! Does that mean it is showing up as a search result from Posterous’ web site? Any explanation on this would be much appreciated!